Expired Velvia 50 Positive Slide Film with the Contax 167MT

Updated: Mar 9

Ive had some expired (2015) Fuji Velvia 50 positive slide film in my fridge for some time now, and decided to load a quick roll into my Contax 167MT a little while ago for a bit of a test, whilst out on my mountain bike (my other guilty pleasure!).

I took my trusty Contax with me around Sherwood Pines; which is true to the name, littered with really tall pine trees, and made a super cool backdrop for a few dimly lit photographs. the place was empty and I could just stop, and take photos as I needed with no chance of having to wait for anyone. The last time I used this film, I used it for a trip to the Scottish Highlands with my friend Andy Cole, of Andy Cole Photography whilst on my bike and using my Ricoh FF-70 point and shoot camera. These shots were eventually published by Pinkbike; a worldwide mountain biking forum with a little work from Andy. Thought that was kinda cool...! You can find that article HERE if you'd like a look! Here are a few of the photos from that particular trip :) They came out well from the point and shoot camera! Expired Fuji Velvia 50 with Ricoh FF-70 & 35mm f/2.8 Rikenon Lens

There's something a little magical about shooting Velvia film. The colours are amazing for a start and it really does have a true-to-life feel. Not only that, but receiving slide film back in the post and checking the slides out in all their coloured glory is something hard beaten! I really love that side of it compared to negatives. To say this stuff is all expired, but stored in the fridge, it still shoots really well. So without further ado, here are the few shots from my Trip to Sherwood Pines. Im really looking forward to shooting more Velvia and other slide films. I think I still have a lot to learn using it, particularly when weighing up the dynamic range of a scene!

Expired Velvia 50, Contax 167MT & Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 Planar T*

Thanks for looking everyone! Kiel - Murphy Photographic


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